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Terrorism analyst to discuss global threat Sept. 30 at BYU

Terrorism and Homeland Security analyst Ryan Chavez will address “Eight Years Later: Assessing the al-Qaida and Global Terrorist Threat” at a Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center lecture Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Chavez’s discussion will include the contemporary state of the terrorist threat to the United States and worldwide eight years after the Sept. 11 attacks. He will highlight key factors that may impact the evolution of the terrorist threat. Chavez will not be speaking in an official capacity, and the views he will express do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. government.

Chavez was among the first employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has almost a decade of experience analyzing terrorism, homeland security and other national security issues for the U.S. government. His research interests include intelligence and military innovation.

Chavez received a bachelor’s degree in international politics from BYU and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on events sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

For more information about this lecture, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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